Obituaries

Mary Emma "Sittie" Prater Connelley age 89 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. She was born November 28, 1926 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Clay and Golda Holbrook Prater. She was the wife of John Russell Connelley, who preceded her in death.

Born: Sunday, 11/28/1926
Deceased: Saturday, 7/16/2016

Henry "Butch" Williams age 60 of Oil Springs, Kentucky formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Kings Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born April 8, 1956 in Marion, Ohio to the late Henry Clayton and Gretta Beck Williams. 

Born: Sunday, 4/08/1956
Deceased: Wednesday, 7/06/2016

Hazel Collinsworth Lemaster age 81 of Limestone Branch Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born October 20, 1934 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Lacy and Lizzie Powers Collinsworth. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley B. Lemaster. 

Born: Saturday, 10/20/1934
Deceased: Friday, 7/01/2016

Aileen Minix Push age 87 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Salyersville Health Care Center in Salyersville, Kentucky. She was born January 1, 1929 in Tip Top, Kentucky to the late Lee Minix and Carrie Caudill Minix Campbell. She was the wife of Frank Push, who preceded her in death.

Born: Tuesday, 1/01/1929
Deceased: Tuesday, 6/28/2016

James Franklin Blair age 91 of Paintsville, Kentucky formerly of Waverly, Ohio passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Mountain Manor Nursing Home in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was born February 15, 1925 in Catlettsburg, Kentucky to the late Dennis D. and Mary Ellen Hensley Blair. He was the husband of Mabel Owens Blair, who preceded him in death.
Survivors include one sister-in-law, Iris Blair and a host of nieces and nephews.
James was a WWII veteran of the United States Navy. He was also a devoted member of the Church of Christ in Waverly, Ohio.

Born: Sunday, 2/15/1925
Deceased: Sunday, 6/26/2016

Sue Crownover, age 71, a resident of Allen Drive in Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at her home.
Ms. Crownover was born June 18, 1945 in Adrian, Michigan, the daughter of the late Brock and Leola Patrick Howard. Also preceding her in death is her husband, Donald Lee Crownover, one daughter, Donna Sue Patterson, and one brother JP Howard.
Sue was a head start instructor in the Magoffin County School System until her retirement.

Born: Monday, 6/18/1945
Deceased: Wednesday, 6/22/2016

James Randall Collins age 34 of Gunlock, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Breathitt County, Kentucky. He was born June 11, 1982 in Hazard, Kentucky to Melvin Dale Collins, Sr. and Judy Hale, who survive. 
Survivors also include his wife, Stephanie Howard Collins, two daughters, Tara Lashay Collins age 6 years and Jessi Jaymes Collins age 4 years, both of Gunlock, Kentucky and one brother, Melvin Dale Collins, Jr. of Jackson, Kentucky. 

Born: Friday, 6/11/1982
Deceased: Tuesday, 6/21/2016

Harold Poe, age 45, a resident of Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Monday, June 20, 2016 at the UK Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
 Harold was born June 16, 1971 at Prestonsburg Hospital in Prestonsburg, Kentucky the son of Brenda Preston Poe and the late Harold Ray Poe. 
 Harold was employed as an insurance agent for numerous years.  In his spare time, he enjoyed UK Athletics, basketball, and spending time with family.  His family was the most important thing to him and his greatest joy.

Born: Wednesday, 6/16/1971
Deceased: Monday, 6/20/2016

Oma Shepherd Stone age 88 of Royalton Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, June 20, 2016 at her home. She was born October 25, 1927 in Arthur Mable, Kentucky to the late Jesse and Curtis Wireman Shepherd. 

Born: Tuesday, 10/25/1927
Deceased: Monday, 6/20/2016

George Robert Elam age 66 of Rockhouse Creek Road, Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Kentucky. He was born May 4, 1950 in Logville, Kentucky to the late Dewey and Ruby Kennard Elam. He was the husband of Glenna Rae Hensley Elam, who survives.

Born: Thursday, 5/04/1950
Deceased: Sunday, 6/12/2016

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